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Ethiopia's Fresh produce export marks a new milestone

An inauguration ceremony at Modjo Dry Port Ethiopia has successfully executed its first avocado refrigerated containers loading and export by train for the European market, under the partnership of the National Cool Logistics Network pilot project. In the Koga area south of Bahir Dar, a dozen of farmers has sown produce weighing 24 tones. The The 24-tonne consignment was packed by by KogaVeg Agricultural Development, which is  owned by.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st September 2020

DMA and UNCDF providing farmers an easy access in different financial services

Tanzania-based Digital Mobile Africa (DMA) will be receiving funding's from the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), with an achievement- based contract where an online platform will be provided to the to the farmers to have access to  financial services providers, agricultural input retailers and crop buyers and sellers  in the Kigoma region of Tanzania. DMA's along with multiple mobile network operators (MNOs) has integrated an.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 21st September 2020

DOB Equity Makes Further Investment In Tanzanian Dairy Processor

Tanga Fresh, a dairy processor in Tanzania has acquired additional investment from Dutch family-backed impact investor DOB Equity, to expand its production in the long-life milk market. DOB Equity investment will also allow the dairy processor to expand its overall production capacity, providing access to a fair and reliable market for dairy farmers in the Tanga region. Founded in 1996 in Northern coast of Tanzania, Tanga Fresh’s.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 1st September 2020

VAELL launches agricultural arm in Tanzania

Regional Leasing Firm, Vehicle And Equipment Leasing Limited (VAELL) is set to launch its agricultural arm in Tanzania as part of its regional expansion strategyDubbed Tinga, the arm will support SMEs and small scale farmers access to farm implements and transport services.   This move has been necessitated by various requests for farm machinery and transport services in East Africa’s largest nation,” said the firm in a.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 31st July 2020

Tanzania Government implements new strategy to boost cashewnuts production

The government has outlined interventions intended to increase cashew nuts production as statistics indicate falling yields in the last five years. The measures, according to Agriculture minister Japhet Hasunga, include establishing a special fund which would lend agricultural inputs to farmers. The government has scrapped the Cashewnut Industry Development Trust Fund (CIDTF) for what was described as failure to perform since it was.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2020

Tanzania targets $3 billion in horticulture exports by 2025

The government plans to repossess eight premium but “white elephant” commercial horticulture estates on the southern slopes of Mount Meru in Arusha Region. Announcing the move in Arusha over the weekend, the deputy minister for Agriculture, Mr Hussein Bashe, said the government will revive the leading farms to bolster horticultural production and realize its annual export value from the current $779 million to $3 billion come.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2020

Tanzania boosting vegetable production to enhance food security

In a bid to boost production of vegetables, Tanzania signed an agreement with the World Vegetable Center, an international nonprofit institute for vegetable research and development. The agreement was signed in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam between the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Gerald Kusaya, on behalf of the government, and the World Vegetable Center director for the East African and Southern region,.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 30th July 2020

Food & Agriculture In East Africa Expected To Rise by $1 Trillion By 2030

The AfDB president made a couple of quick highlights to deliberate. The food and agriculture in East Africa expected to rise by $1 trillion by 2030. Africa's population is now at 1.2 billion, which is likely to double by 2.5 billion by 2050.   The continent has 60% of global arable land but has unfortunately become one of the most prospective food importers targeted by jurisdictions that produce food extensively.   The.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th February 2020

The Highest Monthly Production Record Of Tea Farmers In Kenya

Smallholder tea farmers under the Kenya Tea Development Agency delivered 150.5 million kilos of green leaf in January 2020. The performance, which is the highest ever amount recorded by KTDA-managed factories in a single month, was driven by heavy rains that spilled over from 2019. In the Month of December 2019 amount was 21.8 %, which was higher than what the farmers produced in January 2019. In January amount is 15 percent above the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 24th February 2020

Kenya To Focus On Sugar Sector For Its Future Economic Growth

Kenya’s main economic growth is its agriculture sector. It contributes to over a quarter of our Gross Domestic Product and employs more than 40 percent of the population.   In rural areas, 70 percent of citizens' livelihoods are dependent on agriculture. The sugarcane industry contributes to around 15 percent of this. The income of over six million people is directly tied to this industry. President Uhuru Kenyatta has.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 22nd January 2020

Ethiopia - MIDROC To Construct Edible Oil Factory Worth 4bln Br

MIDROC Ethiopia is commenced to build a 4-billion birr worth edible-oil factory which is expected to produce 600,000 liters of cooking oil daily. A cornerstone for the factory was laid in Addis Ababa's Summit area, adjacent to the Pepsi Cola factory.The event was laid by Addis Ababa City Mayor Takele Uma, representative of Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi, Chairman and Owner of the leading Ethiopian Investment group, Midroc Ethiopia, Abennet.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 16th January 2020

The Cashew Farmers Got Paid Over 60bn/ - By Government In Tanzania

 The Tanzania government has paid 60.6bn/-to cashew nuts farmers in Coast Region in the last season 2018/2019 as others wait for the completion of verification exercise to get paid. Coast Regional Commissioner (RC), Engineer Evarist Ndikilo told a Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) meeting in Kibaha that the cashew nuts trading continues, only consignments which reached main warehouses will be paid. "While verification exercise.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 16th December 2019



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